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Poster: Pete Hummers Date: Jan 25, 2012 9:40am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

Not sure what to make of the negative posts I'm seeing, except those users seem to be mostly using browsers from the criminals at Apple, Google and Microsoft. On current X86 Debian with Opera 11.60 (I'm not opposed to proprietary software, especially when it works and gives me fine-grained controls over security and privacy) the new player works flawlessly, audio and audio/video, much better than Gnash (Adobe is one of the companies I _don't_ like, again, for privacy and security issues). Is it HTML5?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jan 25, 2012 10:06am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

yes, that should be html5 you are getting.

right, i took a couple days off from the negatives to:
- think a bit before replying
- add a "I prefer flash" link below the player (to appease the flash lovers)

mainly, there seems to be a huge projection of "this is how my world appears" onto "so thus it must be for everyone else, too".
I'm totally sympathetic to users having bad issues and frustration, and dedicated to helping/fixing!

However, the reality of HTML5 vs flash is:
- HTML5 works better on iOS and macos, period, all browsers. flash doesn't have the hardware acceleration/support like it does on windows and it shows, dramatically
- HTML5 works better on linux, more than not, best I can tell
- With a crappy cheap Dell and Win7 here at work, HTML5 in IE9 is better than flash.

So yah, like you, I'm a bit staggered by how extreme some of the "I have issues / don't like the new player" reports are. Trying to sort them out and reproduce what I can!

Thanks for the positive reporting! I was starting to wonder how there could be so few "working for me" posts! 8-)

-tracey



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Poster: petergozz Date: Feb 7, 2012 8:52am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

I opted in on this sometime early last year.
I've stayed opted in because it works very well.
System is Debian GNU Linux
Browsers are chromium firefox and epiphany. (mostly)
It works well on all of them. Two different engines beneath these for movies and audio.

The main limitation is my own ADSL(1!) bandwidth.

In fact I usually only watch/listen to the beginning of the files and then directly download (via the http link ) the ogv djvu or whatever seems appropriate.

Thankyou for making this as future proof as possible.



Congrats.
and.. Yeah ! We should say it works and well more often :)



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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Feb 7, 2012 10:35am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

Thanks for the info and details! It helps! 8-)
Cheers!